TheElitchGardenStory[Book: Jack Gurtler & Corinne Hunt – 1982 – 17x25cm – 100 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Elitch Gardens (Denver, Colorado) meant many things to many people. Some may remember Elitch’s when the Greats of Jazz was an annual affair, and others say that it was the rides that made Elitch’s great, particularly the two wooden roller coasters, the Twister and the Wildcat, they were the creation of the man who was known as “Mr. Roller Coaster,” John Allen. Chapter Points: Introduction; The Beginning; John M. Mulvihill; Growing Up in an Amusement Park; The Marvellous Trocadero; Memories of the Theatre; Kiddieland; The Golf Course. Also includes a chapter on the various rides and attractions. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.